In Part 1 we focused primarily on the relational benefits of having a pool. While that post was primarily geared toward parents with children in their homes, many grandparents are also appreciating the way a pool lures their grandkids to visit them more often! Pools can truly benefit any individual, couple, or family!
This time, we’re going to focus on the other benefits of owning a pool. On top of the relationship and community-building perks, we won’t be surprised if these factors put your desire for your very own swimming pool over the top!
It’s not just hard-core lap swimmers who experience improved physical fitness as a result of pool time! In fact, after an overabundance of indoor time during the winter, adults and children alike stand to improve their physical health when a pool is readily available to them.
When you spend a few hours a day in a pool, the active movement combines with the lack of constant snacking and excessive use of electronics to encourage not only increased strength and metabolism but also overall better health. Those suffering from a variety of health problems, ranging from cerebral palsy and fibromyalgia to arthritis, can find more relief through aquatic therapy than from any other method.
As important as physical health benefits may be, the health perks of a pool certainly don’t stop with those. Simply seeing water is a well-known antidote to stress. The soothing, multi-sensory experience of being in the water and soaking in the sunlight combine with the natural stress-relieving properties of water to provide many pool users with a greater sense of happiness and calm.
Especially with anxiety and depression levels (among both children and adults) on the rise, such a positive emotional benefit cannot be overstated. Even if no one in your family struggles profoundly, who among us couldn’t use more peace and joy in their lives?
While it is true that some kinds of pools may actually detract from a home’s value, a well-maintained in-ground swimming pool will almost certainly add to the value of your home. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, in-ground concrete and fiberglass swimming pools typically increase a home’s value by 5%. On a home worth $400,000, that’s an increased value of $20,000! And that says nothing of saleability, which is sure to be affected positively, as well.
The impacts of having your own in-ground backyard swimming pool are many. It will positively affect not only your home’s re-sale value, but also your physical, mental, and emotional health. It will also impact your relationships, a benefit that can’t be quantified. Certainly, there are more reasons to consider adding a pool to your home than there are to avoid such a positive change.
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